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Purchasing Manager

Date:  Sep 19, 2022

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  25254
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Komatsu is hiring for a Purchasing Manager at our Longview, Texas location.  We offer an excellent benefit package, bonus potential, annual merit review, relocation, and development opportunities.


It is an exciting time to be a part of the Komatsu Longview Operations family, in the past 5 years significant investment has been made (and continues to be made) in our facility:


• 2017 – $6M, 23,000 sf Electric Drive Innovation Center

• 2018 – $7M, 81,000 sf Warehouse

• 2021 – $53M, 167,000 sf Fabrication Building

• 2022 – $17M, 56,000 sf Administrative Building

Key Job Responsibilities

  • The Purchasing Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the purchasing activities for all production and after-market raw and component materials, service and administrative supplies, MRO/Capital Equipment, subcontracting and trade compliance to maintain efficient operations at the lowest total cost consistent with established quality standards and delivery requirements.
  • Review, update, develop and execute departmental policies and procedures at the Longview facility, as well as policies and procedures affecting Komatsu in its entirety.
  • Develop effective and measurable department and individual goals and objectives in line with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Execute and maintain mutually beneficial long-term supplier relationships developed by Strategic Sourcing.  Champion and support the Strategic Sourcing Process.
  • Promote performance excellence and professionalism within the Purchasing Department.
  • Utilize appropriate business systems by promoting their effective and efficient use while striving to further enhance and improve processes and activities.
  • Hire and continually evaluate departmental personnel to ensure that potential meets expectations and make adjustments accordingly
  • Provide Senior Management with current and concise information on supplier issues, opportunities or threats.
  • Support supplier negotiations as required by Strategic Sourcing. Lead and/participate in negotiations for Subcontracts, MRO and Capital Equipment.
  • Supervise Purchasing employees; Conduct employee performance reviews; Provide coaching, counseling and career development.
  • Keep up to date with current business developments, economic trends.


  • The position requires broad and thorough understanding, knowledge and experience in the principles and practical application of purchasing, materials management, trade compliance, MRO/Capital Equipment, manufacturing, quality assurance, accounting and information systems. 
  • Must have the necessary leadership skills required to lead, motivate, and develop subordinates to obtain optimal results from a diverse group of professional individuals.
  • Must be highly organized and have the ability to develop short- and long-term plans to support company goals and objectives.
  • Must possess superior negotiating and persuasive skills to motivate and influence people, both within and outside of the organization.
  • Requires understanding of contracts and UCC/International laws and regulations.
  • B.S. Degree in Business Management/Business Administration or a minimum of 10 years purchasing or material management experience with a minimum 5 years experience as a purchasing or materials management supervisor. MBA considered a plus.
  • ISM or APICS certification is a plus
  • Ability to build consensus with the various interests inside and outside of the organization.
  • Requires the ability to multi-task and function in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Longview

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